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ID:     GETA_5a
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Geta
Date Ruled:     AD 198-212
Metal:     Copper
Denomination:     AE 15
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 198-209
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.49 g
Die Axis:     6.5 h
Reverse die reference:     RecGen 506
Obverse Legend:     Λ CEΠT ΓETAC KAI
Obverse Description:     Bare head left
Reverse Legend:     NIKA-IEΩN
Reverse Description:     Lit torch entwined by serpent head right
Primary Reference:     RecGen 506v (bust direction)
Photograph Credit:     Kurt Ellenberger
Notes:     RecGen 506 is a reverse die match and is otherwise a match for this coins except it is listed as bust right. The obverse is not plated, which leaves the possibility that it was recorded incorrectly.